Two of the most popular smartwatches on the market are the Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa. While Apple has been making smartwatches for years, Fitbit is still relatively new to the space. Even so, the Fitbit Versa was one of the sleeper hits of 2018. Can Fitbit really compete with the new Series 4 Apple Watch? Which is best for you? Find out in our Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch comparison. About this comparison: I’ve been using the Fitbit Versa on and off since it launched in 2018, and it’s recently been paired with my Google Pixel 3. It’s also running the latest Fitbit OS 3.0 (version 188.8.131.52) software. I’ve been using the Apple Watch Series 4, paired with an iPhone X, for roughly two weeks. My Apple Watch has been running watchOS version 5.1.3 (16S535).Show More Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch: Design and hardware Both the Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa have very approachable designs that will appeal to a lot of people. The Apple Watch features a more … [Read more...] about Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 4: Which smartwatch is right for you?
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After painstaking detective work and many hours of redesign, the fruits of Juuk’s labors are starting to hit the market. Currently the Vitero Ruby Grey, Vitero Cosmic Grey, and Ligero Obsidian are available for the Series 4 Apple Watch, with more to follow. When the Apple Watch Series 4 hit the market in September, Juuk learned that something in the case had changed, causing its metal bands to not quite fit. After some in-depth analysis, Juuk discovered that the connector slot on the Series 4 was moved 0.60 mm. So the company went back to the drawing board, re-engineered its connectors, and sent the new designs to manufacturing. Juuk Vitero Ruby Grey Juuk Vitero Cosmic Grey Juuk Ligero Obsidian … [Read more...] about Juuk rolls out aluminum bands to fit Apple Watch Series 4
By Roger Fingas Monday, February 04, 2019, 07:06 am PT (10:06 am ET) A Norwegian man survived a midnight fall to the floor of his bathroom and skull fractures because the fall detection feature on his Apple Watch Series 4 summoned help. The man, 67-year-old Toralv Ostvang, fractured his face in three places, according to Norway's NRK. While some details of the incident are unknown, he may have fainted, and was discovered still "bloody and unconscious" when emergency crews responded to the Watch's alert beacon. The man was ultimately diagnosed with several skull fractures, and likely would not have survived the night had emergency services not been called. Ostvang's daughter Kirsti noted that he hadn't brought his phone into the bathroom, or previously thought of using any other form of fall alert. The motion sensors on the Series 4 allow it to detect a sudden fall and check if a person is still moving. If they don't respond to their Watch and are immobile for a full minute, watchOS … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection summons emergency services, saves elderly man
Whether you’re interested in the newest Apple Watch generation due to a medical condition the groundbreaking wearable device might be able to help manage or simply because this is objectively the best smartwatch in the world right now, you’ve probably noticed deals have been few and far between.Commercially released almost five months ago, the Apple Watch Series 4 still starts at $399 at most major authorized retailers in the US, while cellular-enabled variants are typically available for $499 and up.But B&H Photo Video has a bunch of GPS-only and LTE-capable models on sale right now, with discounts ranging from $15 to $50. By no means mind-blowing or life-changing, those savings are without a doubt the best you can find today, eclipsing several recent rounds of Amazon markdowns.Last but not least, if you can’t afford any of the above and don’t mind settling for GPS connectivity only, two such variants are discounted by 15 bucks each, fetching $384 and $414 … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4 deals galore at B&H Photo Video with and without cellular support
By Malcolm Owen Friday, February 01, 2019, 08:43 am PT (11:43 am ET) Apple has published a new video to its YouTube account teaching people how to use the Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature, with the brief video detailing all of the steps required to perform the measurement on the wearable device. A still from Apple's "How to take an ECG" video Published on Friday, the 36-second video titled "How to take an ECG" quickly explains how to start the electrocardiogram process, started off by opening the ECG app itself. As the video explains, users have to hold their finger on the digital crown on the side of the device until the 30-second timer expires. After the test has completed, users can scroll through the results to see more information, including next steps a user can take. This includes an "Add Symptoms" button if the user feels unwell and believes it is worth adding alongside the ECG's results for future reference by medical professionals. The new tutorial video is in a … [Read more...] about Apple’s ‘How to take an ECG’ video teaches how to use the feature on an Apple Watch Series 4